In response to the ever-present search for the elusive fountain of youth, month after month, magazines feature articles touting anti-aging secrets.
However, creating a leaner, healthier, and more youthful appearance really is easy. Just commit to a daily routine that’s fun for you and feel the difference.
Keep it in motion – Cardio gives you the lean body you crave while also strengthening your heart and lungs. There are many ways to get your daily dose of aerobic exercise. Try walking, dancing, running, biking, hiking, climbing a mountain! Choose any activity. Try anything for 30 minutes – everyday.
Ditch the fat – Stimulate your metabolism as you sculpt a beautiful body that stops the clock. There’s no need for anything more than a set of five or eight pound dumb bells and a few strong moves. Try the plank with its myriad of variations for a whole body strengthener, squats and lunges are the personal trainers favorite, curls, pushup row, kickbacks, and rows are just the beginning. The options are almost limitless so there’s no way to ever become bored by repeating the same moves. Do three sets of 12 repetitions for each exercise.
Unwind and let go – Take time for yourself to reduce stress and increase self-confidence. Try Yoga, Pilates, massage, or meditation. Get some fresh air and sunshine, read while in a hammock, and find your own inspiration. This time, it’s all about you.
Follow these simple essentials for a healthy long life of feeling great. Commit to movement everyday.
Need some help getting started? Look for a certified personal trainer; visit the local fitness facility, sign up for a group fitness class. Remember to browse the ACE GETFIT website for exercise tips, and more ways to live healthy. Talk with a physician before beginning an exercise program.